TIME/CNN Poll

It's been four weeks since the election of German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI, but the new Pope's agenda—and how it will affect the faithful—is still very much a matter of debate. In a TIME/CNN poll conducted by TNS, we asked residents of Asia's two most Christian nations, the Philippines and South Korea, for their views on the Pontiff and how his policies might affect the region.

In the Philippines, where 83% of the population is Catholic, and abortion and divorce are still illegal, 78% of the respondents believe the Pope will have a positive impact...

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